California, May 16: According to a latest report published by a internet security firm, Google's Android operating system has been facing soaring malware attacks.
The report released by security firm Kaspersky Lab revealed that Android devices are facing increasing number of malware attacks through various apps uploaded to the Android Market. Kaspersky Lab said that they will launch anti-virus software for Android in the third quarter of 2011.
Kaspersky's chief technology officer, Nikolay Grebennikov, said that the malware attacks on Android OS increased at a faster rate than personal computers. Some of the apps uploaded to Android Market contain hacking softwares, which may steal users' personal data from Android devices.
Another research conducted by Juniper Networks found that malicious software attacks on Android has seen a 400 percent increase since the middle of 2010. According to this report, Google's Android Market is the biggest distribution point for malware on mobiles.
Earlier in Mar 2011, a malicious Android app known as DroidDream infiltrated more than 50,000 Android devices. Later, using its remote application removal feature, the search engine giant Google removed malicious apps from the Android Market.